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Windows Debugging: Practical Foundations by Dmitry Vostokov

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Preface

This book grew partially from original lectures I developed almost 6 years ago to train support and escalation engineers in debugging and crash dump analysis of memory dumps from Windows applications, services and systems. At that time, when thinking about what material to deliver, I realized that solid understanding of fundamentals like pointers is needed to analyze stack traces beyond !analyze -v and lmv WinDbg commands. Therefore, this book is not about bugs or debugging techniques but about background knowledge everyone needs to start experimenting with WinDbg and learn from practical experience and read other advanced debugging books. This body of knowledge is what the author of this book possessed before starting memory dump analysis ...

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